The ever-so-stylish Rihanna is the ambassador for the 2009 Gucci/UNICEF partnership and is the spokesmodel for Gucci’s Tattoed Heart Collection. Gucci is donating 25% of all proceeds from the collection to UNICEF’s programs in Africa.
Hey, everyone…Hope you had a great weekend! It was absolutely too doggone cold in Chicago to do ANYTHING! For the most part, I spent the weekend in bed and surfing the internet. I was able to find a few jobs to apply for, and research some topics for the blog/Examiner.
Also, I got a chance to watch some episodes of “Real Chance of Love” for the first time! Woooowwwww…That’s all I can say about that show. For real, Real?!?!? *shaking my head* Anyways, I hope you enjoy this week’s posts…I’m off to work on some cover letters
Coach partnered with 11 charitable celebrities in their holiday “Coach Cares” campaign. Each celeb picked an item for which 20% of sales would benefit their respective causes. You can view the selected products by clicking here, and they can be purchased online or in-stores! Here’s a list of celebs and their organizations.
It’s no secret that the winter can bring about horribly dry skin. I feel like I’m applying lotion and a slew of other moisturizers CONSTANTLY. I guess it’s just one of those things that we can’t avoid (like political scandals in Chicago).
If you’re looking for a new moisturizer to add into your routine, I suggest that you check out LUSH Cosmetics’ Charity Pot. I sampled it a few days ago and my hands felt super soft after using it, and the smell was actually very light and nice.
The best part about the Charity Pot is (obviously) the retail price is donated to LUSH’s Charity Pot program, which donates money to a host of animal and environmental rights charities. You can purchase the Charity Pot as a stand-alone item (7.9 oz, $20.45), or you can purchase it as part as the Charity Pot Holiday Gift Set ($59.95).
(Includes Charity Pot, and fair trade lotion, a massage bar, soap and shower gel)
For more information on the organizations that LUSH supports, click here!
Hey, all! I meant to post this earlier, but the day completely got away from me! Anywho, Mr. Mariah Carey himself, Nick Cannon, will be DJing tonight at The Underground‘s First Annual “Grinch Who Gave Back Christmas” benefit. Tonight’s event is raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
You’ll be asked to make a donation at the door so DON’T be cheap especially since it will be donated to a great cause, and you get to party in the same room as Mr. Wildin’ Out! Not too shabby!
P.S. If you do go out tonight, please be careful. With tonight’s ice storm and Daley’s trifling nature, the streets will most certainly be hazardous! I was planning to hit a few events tonight, but if you know me then you know that I refuse to combine unnecessary driving and inclement weather! So, I’m very sad about tonight…especially since I always have a great time at Underground (one of many examples below)!
Designer/social activist, Kenneth Cole, is helping you donate to the charity of your choice. When you buy $100 worth of merchandise, you will receive a donation card or access code which will allow you to donate $10 of Kenneth Cole money to the charity of your choice using the Network for Good!
You have until December 24th to make a purchase, and have until March 31st to redeem your code. For more info, click here!
LudaCrismas will visit New York on Thursday and Miami on Friday before returning to Atlanta to host an event on Saturday. The Ludacris Foundation partnered with community organizations in each city to put together an event for children to enjoy food, entertainment, and games in a festive holiday environment! These Christmas parties are apart of the LudaCares Initiative which is dedicated to supporting kids and families in need during the holiday season
If you would like to show your support for this foundation and learn more the programs offered, please head on over to the website. Go LUDA!
P.S. “LudaCrismas” is not to be confused with “LudaChristmas,” the holiday event featured on 30 Rock…In case you were wondering!
As expected, there have been numerous toy drives all over the city. This past weekend, both Anna Kournikova and former Chicago Bears player, Jerry Azumah, hosted toy drives for their respective charities. And, this week, there are still more opportunities for you to show up and drop something off for a deserving child!
Thurs, 12/18: Latino Toys for Tots Party – This event, hosted by Telemundo anchor Tsi-Tsi-Ki Felix, is a benefit for the Erie Neighborhood House and includes appetizers and Don Julio and Ciroc cocktails.
Fri, 12/19:Ignite the Spirit Fund’s 5th Annual Toy Drive – Come out and help Chicago firefighters collect toys for three local children’s hospitals! This group has also produced a 2009 calendar to raise funds for families. You’ll have the opportunity to meet some of the featured gentlemen and purchase a calendar.
I tend to cover charity/philanthropy that’s a little more accessible than your big-ticket $500/ticket galas. However, if you’re like me and still interested in what events Chicago’s top movers-and-shakers attend, then check out Crain’s Chicago Business’ Social Whirl section. Mary Cameron Frey does a great job of covering events and you can also check out the photo gallery for a true Who’s Who in Chicago!
You should also follow Candace Jordan, one of Chicago’s premiere and F-A-B socialites. She wears many philanthropic hats and is always on everyone’s A-List. Read her adventures on her site, Candid Candace!
Also, there is a new website launching called Chicago Society Book. Bookmark the site now by visiting this link!
While watching Saturday night TV, I saw a commercial encouraging Americans to support our military families through Sears’ “Heroes at Home” Wish Registry. The Registry allows military families to write their stories and create a wish list of items that they would love to have this Christmas. Some of the stories made me misty-eyed and made me wish that I had enough money to buy a million items for the families!
When you visit Sears.com/wish, you can read stories and view the wish lists, make a general donation, write a note of encouragement, and much more! I’m assuming that the registry closes on Christmas, but I could be wrong! If I find out otherwise, I’ll update the post!
Sears is also donating $250,000 to the USO and another $250,000 to Rebuilding Together, a national nonprofit that rehabilitates the homes of low-income families (particularly the elderly and disabled).
I’m getting all tingly as I type…I love the giving spirit